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ABS approves HHI FLNG hull design

HOUSTON — ABS, a provider of classification and technical services to the global offshore industry, has granted approval in principle (AIP) to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) hull design. 

Abs Hhi Flng Hull Design Approval Resized
Myung-Jae Joo, Country Manager of Korea ABS (right), presents Jae-Eul
Kim, Senior Vice President, Shipbuilding Division at HHI, the a certificate
acknowledging Approval in Principle of Newbuilding Conversion FLNG hull
design. Photo courtesy of ABS.

ABS and HHI collaborated with the objective of developing a technically feasible and class compliant FLNG hull design, using the latest industry trends while maintaining high safety standards. The ABS AIP demonstrates the design substantially complies with Class and Regulatory requirements and minimizes risk to project schedules and safe operations, giving regulatory agencies and other key stakeholders confidence in the design.

ABS has been the preferred classification organization for the offshore and energy industry for more than 60 yr. ABS applies its experience and knowledge to support members and clients involved in gas-related projects, including LNG and LPG transportation, the use of LNG and other gases as fuel and emerging offshore LNG terminal technology projects.

In addition, a newbuild conversion FPSO hull concept design is under development, following the same process.


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